Congrats to our scholarship winners!

The board of the San Diego Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce our 2019 scholarship winners. We’re proud to be able to award five $1,000 scholarships.

We had some impressive entries this year and arriving at a final decision was tough. Thank you to everyone who entered — your talent reflects the strength of the journalism programs at San Diego colleges and universities!

Video: Jack Malmud (SDSU)

Photography: David Pradel (SDSU)

Print: Bella Ross (SDSU), Jack Dorfman (UC San Diego), Lauren Mapp(SDSU)

Agnes Diggs Scholarship: Katy Stegall (Southwestern College)
This annual scholarship is provided by the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation in memory of award-winning San Diego journalist, Agnes Diggs.

Congratulations to our winners! We look forward to seeing you at our annual Excellence in Journalism Awards on July 16 at the Kona Kai Resort. You can purchase tickets here. And in case you missed it, here’s a list of all our regular award winners. Find out what you won by attending the banquet!

SD-SPJ Board Elections

It’s time for San Diego SPJ’s annual elections. SPJ members should have received – or may soon receive – notices calling our board election. Please vote by 11:59 p.m. PT on June 24.

IMPORTANT: If you have already voted, please note that the initial roster of candidates and descriptions were incomplete so we ask that you take another look at our election site before the deadline. If you have any questions, please email


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